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Amanda37
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Posted -  07/10/2008  :  20:47
Hi everybody,
 
I love this website. It seems to have everything you want to know about Barnoldswick and surrounding villages. I came to live here with my family in 2005 just because it felt like home. That is due to my Brotherton and Salkeld roots. 
 
My Great Grandfather, Richard Henry Brotherton was first recorded living in Earby in 1892 when he married my Great Grandmother, Isabella Salkeld. Isabella was the illegitimate daughter of William Taylor, schoolmaster and Rebecca Salkeld of Earby. Isabella's father's name had not been known in recent generations probably due to the fact she was born when her mother, Rebecca was just 14 years old. Bit of a scandle there then! It was only when I received a copy of Richard and Isabella's marriage certificate that one piece of the puzzle was solved. The other being any information on William Taylor.
 
The Salkelds were orginally from Grassington and Airton. Rebecca was the daughter of James and Margaret and one of originally twelve children. Eight sisters survived. The Salkelds pretty much remained in Earby living at Timothy Croft Cottage in 1871,  Selbourne Terrace, James Street and Aspen Lane through the other census years.
 
Richard Henry was born in Burnley and somehow came to meet Isabella who was living at Selbourne Terrace in 1891. No doubt through working in the mills.
 
In 1901 Richard and Isabella lived at 4 Brook Street Earby. They went on to have fourteen children, my Grandfather, James Brotherton being  the second eldest of the surving ten children. Sadly, my Great Grandparents lost four children in infancy whilst they were living in Green End Avenue.
 
My father recalls Isabella and her "table knocking". She was involved with the Earby Spiritualist Church, much to the amusement of my Grandfather.
 
At some point in the 1920's the Brotherton's descended on Barnoldswick living at 4 Gisburn Road at the time of my Great Uncle Robert's marriage and 10 Oak Terrace, Coates in 1932 at the time of Great Uncle John's marriage.
 
Richard Henry died in 1943 at Craven Street and Isabella survived him until 1947 at 5 Wellhouse Street. Isabella seemed to live a busy life having involvment with the Co-Operative Women's Guild of Barnoldswick and the local ramblers association. From photographs I have of her she was a very smart and well-liked lady.
 
My father, Dennis Leonard Brotherton, was born 1933 at 6 Hartley Street, Earby to James and Elizabeth Layfield. My father lost his older brother, James Layfield Brotherton with the sinking of the troop- ship HMR Lancastria on 17 June 1940 at the young age of just 20. His elder sister, Agnes married Harold Child in Bradford in 1939 at the time my Grandfather took the family there for a short time.  By 1940 they were back living at 40 Longroyd Road. My Grandfather remaining in Earby after the death of my Grandmother in  1951 at Boot Street.  Sadly, my Grandfather died the year before I was born in 1966 at Valley Gardens, Earby.
 
Well that's my very basic connection with Barnoldswick and Earby. I have lived here in Barlick now for about three years. Feels like forever. I am just getting familiar with the place and taking walks around to discover all the wonderful nooks and crannies and places of fascinating history. Just last Friday I strolled up the Forty Steps though I only counted 38. I shall have to recount. I have spent many hours reading Stanley's pages on local history. What a joy! I just wish I could take it all in.
 
I would welcome any comment on my ramblings or any news of any recollections of my Brotherton or Salkeld families. I am just glad to be home.
 
Very best regards
 
Amanda 
 
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moh
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Posted - 17/11/2008 : 09:39
Shane in NZ is a Boocock (we haven't heard from him for a while) - my teenage friend Carol Hackenly married Bob Layfield, Tom's brother, and they moved to NZ in the '60s.  Bob is dead, but Carol lives in Mount Manganui, we went to stay with her for a couple of nights when we were there in 2002.

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belle
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Posted - 17/11/2008 : 11:44
Hi Amanda! I was drawn to reading your post because of the mention of Salkeld. I used to live near Great and Little Salkeld, two villages that lie to the North of Penrith in Cumbria. Little salkeld is quite famous for it's flour mill, and my mothers family, who owned a confectioners shop in Skipton, used to get their flour sent by train from that mill... I wonder if your Salkeld roots go back to Cumbria?


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Amanda37
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Posted - 17/11/2008 : 23:33


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moh wrote:
Shane in NZ is a Boocock (we haven't heard from him for a while) - my teenage friend Carol Hackenly married Bob Layfield, Tom's brother, and they moved to NZ in the '60s. Bob is dead, but Carol lives in Mount Manganui, we went to stay with her for a couple of nights when we were there in 2002.

Edited by - moh on 17/11/2008 09:40:36 AM
Hi moh

Back in 2000 I discovered that Tom Layfield lived in Earby and I also found a little information about Bob moving to NZ  I believe it was through an article in the newspaper. Unfortunately, when I contacted Tom he had just passed away but his son was kind enough to reply to my letter.

I sent a message to Shane about two months ago re his Boocock and Salkeld branch of the family but as yet I haven't heard from him. Perhaps he's off-line. 

 

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Amanda37
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Posted - 17/11/2008 : 23:39


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belle wrote:
Hi Amanda! I was drawn to reading your post because of the mention of Salkeld. I used to live near Great and Little Salkeld, two villages that lie to the North of Penrith in Cumbria. Little salkeld is quite famous for it's flour mill, and my mothers family, who owned a confectioners shop in Skipton, used to get their flour sent by train from that mill... I wonder if your Salkeld roots go back to Cumbria?
HI Belle

My Salkelds have been traced back to Alston , Cumbria c1710. My particular branch of the family moved on to Grassington and another branch moved to Burnley while my branch then went to and pretty much remained in Earby.

 

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Stanley
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Posted - 18/11/2008 : 05:44
Morning Mandy..... I've only just picked your post up, I have been busy.... Welcome to the site. I have the book on the sinking of the Lancastria but haven't read it yet. A tragedy and kept quiet at the time to keep morale up at home.


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Gloria
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Posted - 18/11/2008 : 08:17
There are Salkelds living in the Burnley area, Worsthorne I think "up Gorple". The father who is no more, was, I am pretty sure called Joe. His son who will be in his 50's/60's still lives in the area.


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belle
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Posted - 18/11/2008 : 13:44
Alston is about 10 miles up the fell from the two villages I mentioned. Have you ever been there, it is on top of the world!?


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moh
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Posted - 18/11/2008 : 15:37
Mr & Mrs Layfield senior were  a lovely couple, they lived on Longroyd Road in Earby. Tom & Bob had an older sister, who lived in Earby but I have forgotten her married name, there was also an older brother, and a younger sister called Connie who was a friend of mine but we lost touch after we married.  Carol did tell me where she lived but I have forgotten that also.
Bob worked at Rolls Royce, then he worked at Aukland airport when they went to NZ.  He and Carol were divorced before he died, apparently the old drink got him.


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Amanda37
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Posted - 20/11/2008 : 19:30


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moh wrote:
Mr & Mrs Layfield senior were a lovely couple, they lived on Longroyd Road in Earby. Tom & Bob had an older sister, who lived in Earby but I have forgotten her married name, there was also an older brother, and a younger sister called Connie who was a friend of mine but we lost touch after we married. Carol did tell me where she lived but I have forgotten that also.
Bob worked at Rolls Royce, then he worked at Aukland airport when they went to NZ. He and Carol were divorced before he died, apparently the old drink got him.
Hi moh

 According to my notes Bob and Thomas' elder brother was John and their elder sister was Winifred  married to Vincent Firth. 

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Amanda 

 


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moh
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Posted - 21/11/2008 : 11:57
Yes that is right - I remembered Winnie and Vincent's names last night.  John was known as Jack.


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GAK
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Posted - 22/11/2008 : 22:18
Hi Amanda
I have just been talking to my daughter, and she tells me that her friends Father is called Ted Salkeld, and hails from Grimsby. I was obviously up the wazoo. Sorry about that.
Good luck anyway.


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Amanda37
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Posted - 24/11/2008 : 15:49


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GAK wrote:
Hi Amanda
I have just been talking to my daughter, and she tells me that her friends Father is called Ted Salkeld, and hails from Grimsby. I was obviously up the wazoo. Sorry about that.
Good luck anyway.
HI

 No worries. Plenty more ancestors to find.

 

Best regards

Amanda 


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moh
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Posted - 25/11/2008 : 11:33
The Layfields all had lovely, natural, blonde hair.


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Shane
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Posted - 23/12/2008 : 18:35
Hi Amanda, I only just got a google alert with my name mentioned in OGFB and so found your message and thread.

Annie Boocock was my Great Aunt and she did marry Joseph Salkeld and you're in luck because I have a photograph of them and their two children. I also have a record of at least 14 or 15 other related Salkeld's. Joseph by the way was born in Grassington where many Salkeld's came from. 

Sorry I haven't been on the site much this year but work and travel committments have left me with little time to work on research, history or message boards!

Amanda if I get chance I'll send you a list of Salkeld's over the holiday period and I'll post the image on the site for you.

Also of note, Joseph and Annie had four children. Wilson born 7 Oct, 1891, Amelia born 13 Dec 1893, Harry born 9 June 1898 and died 1 June 1921 and Florence who was born 9 June 1898 but died either at birth or shortly after. I'll fill you in on all their details later if you like?

 

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lou
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Posted - 23/12/2008 : 21:09
Hi Amanda........... I bet this post from Shane has made your Christmas! You have done so well tracing the Salkeld relatives and adding to the family tree.

Hello Shane, I am from another branch of the Salkeld family who eventually married into the Harrison family, with Maria Salkeld marrying John Harrison  in the mid 19th century. Amanda and I shared information a while  ago ...............  I too have been out of action for some time but keep tapping onto OGFB to see what everyone is up to!

I keep collecting all these bits of family history and will eventually get down to fitting all the pieces together.

Very best wishes to you both and  Happy Christmas to all on One Guy.

Regards
Lou



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